Chamber of commerce picks new CEO

Ms Angela Ndambuki. PHOTO | COURTESY
Ms Angela Ndambuki. PHOTO | COURTESY 

Ms Angela Ndambuki, a lawyer and former chief executive of the Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK), has been appointed chief executive of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) for a period of three years.

Ms Ndambuki takes over the leadership mantle at a time when investors are keenly following developments in politics to see how Kenya, one of Africa’s leading investment destinations, goes through a prolonged electoral process.

“My role will focus on enhancing our image and growing the international investor portfolio,” said Ms Ndambuki.

“With the same energy, we shall focus on key advocacy issues affecting the business community to ensure a favourable climate for Kenyan companies and facilitate ease of doing business.”

Her appointment comes with new changes in management which will see Mr George Kiondo — who has been acting as chief executive since January — take over as the lobby’s chief operating officer.

Ms Ndambuki is an expert in public-private partnerships and has experience in relationship building with development partners, trade and investment support institutions as well as government institutions.

She has significant experience at board governance having served as a member on various boards and committees.

She holds a Master of Laws Degree (LLM) in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from the University of Nairobi.